Monday, September 17, 2012

Jade (CS Sketch#224 & Crate Color Challenge)

Having no kids of my own, i am always very happy and honoured when friends give me special pictures of their children and ask me to use it on one of my scrapbooking projects.  On this particular layout, i have used the picture of adorable Jade who just turned 1 year young in July.  She is such a joyful little girl, and a true beauty which you can surely judge by yourself.
  That smile is SO contagious!  :)))

The inspiration for this layout came from 2 different challenges.

First, i based it on fabulous Sketch #224 from Creative Scrappers:

Second, i followed the Crate Color Challenge at the Crate Paper Blog:
I LOVE Crate Paper and have been wanting to play along with their challenges for a while now.  However, i do not own a lot of their products as my LSS carries only a limited supply and my budget doesn't allow me to order online as much as i'd want to.  A few months ago, i was lucky enough to win a prize package including the Pretty Party collection and was excited to see that some of it matched this color combo perfectly!  Along with some Pretty Party PP, Phrase Stickers, Border Stickers and Ecclectic Buttons, i used the 'Brown Sugar' die-cut cardstock from the older Lemon Grass Collection and another CP die-cut cardstock (the pink bracket shape right underneath the photo) of which i unfortunately don't know the name (i glued it on before i could take note!  hehehe)

And now on to the details!
 I love the look of corrugated cardboard and found that it went fabulously with the colors of these papers!
 Look at that pretty dress... perfect for Jade!
 Layers, layers and more layers!
 As you can see at the bottom of this shot, i used white Crackle Paint on the pink background to make the sepia photo pop out a little more!

 Of course, i couldn't finish this layout without a few extra stitches here and there...

A strawberry sweet layout for a strawberry sweet little girl!


  1. The colors are absolutely perfect and I LOOOOVE those corrugated letters. Awesome touch :) :) :)

  2. Beautiful layout Nicole! Such a gorgeous little girl.

  3. Oh how gorgeous!! I just love those corrugated letters and the soft colors you used here.

  4. Beautiful page. Love all the layering and the cute details.